Taylor Swift didn't attend MTV's Video Music Awards Sunday night (Aug. 28) in New York but it wasn't because she was traveling the globe with new beau Tom Hiddleston or wanted to avoid an awkward encounter with Kanye West. In fact, it turns out the superstar was simply in Tennessee taking part in her civil duties like a normal citizen by attending jury duty.

According to several tweets from fellow jury members, Swift was called to be a juror on a case in Nashville earlier today (Aug. 29). The singer also posed for selfies with jurors and gave out autographs to those who asked.

"So I just got picked immediately after Taylor Swift. Same jury panel. Waiting for voir dire," Tracy Bates wrote Monday (Aug. 29) on Twitter. Bates also snuck video and several other photos of the singer and her potential jurors.

TMZ reports that Swift was ultimately dismissed as a prospective juror because she said she could not be impartial in a rape case. She referred to a pending civil lawsuit in which a Colorado radio deejay allegedly fondled her backside.

In addition to participating in her civic duties, Swift continues to help those in need. Recently, the singer donated $1 million to Louisiana to assist flood victims and encourages others to help, too.

“We began the 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home. The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking,” Swift says in a statement. “I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time.”

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